7870 or 7950 ? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: November 23, 2012 10:24 AM in Graphics & Displays Share klagera November 22, 2012 10:40:09 PM I'm now able to choose between these two cards: 1- GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2-SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The price difference here is around 140$ so I wanna know if the 7950 is worthy of the extra 140$ ? The rest of the build: -Mobo - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core -Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 -HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM -Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 -PSU - XFX Pro series xxx 750w 80 Bronze -Two Xgamtik 120mm Fans and one megaflow 200mm fan I will be upgrading to crossfire in the future when the card i'm picking gets a price drop My screen res is 1080 and I play heavy games like BF3 and Other rich RPGS so what do you think? More about : 7870 7950 Star72 November 22, 2012 11:48:51 PM Of the two cards that you linked, I'd take the 7950. It would provide more power & vram for the types of games that you mentioned AND it comes with 4 free games to give it some nice extra value. m 0 l klagera November 22, 2012 11:50:58 PM Star72 said:Of the two cards that you linked, I'd take the 7950. It would provide more power & vram for the types of games that you mentioned AND it comes with 4 free games to give it some nice extra value. I will not be buying it online, I will buy it from a local store .. but do you really think it's worth the extra 140$ ? m 0 l Related resources New GPU: should I take either the Radeon HD 7950 or the Radeon HD 7870 - Forum 7870 XT + 7950 does it work - Forum Can you crossfire a XFX 7950 with a XFX 7870 Tahiti? - Forum 7870 LE to 7950 bios? - Forum phenom ii x4 b55 bottleneck if i upgrade 7870 or 7950 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer NV88 November 22, 2012 11:59:31 PM Definitely. I paid $565 for my 680 when it came out, you want as much GPU grunt as you can afford. m 0 l samuelohagan November 23, 2012 12:27:56 AM If you plan on overclocking the 7950 is worth the money if you are not, the get a 7870 m 0 l Deceptivejunk November 23, 2012 3:04:35 AM If you get 4 free games, buy it online. Yea, you'll have to wait a few days to get it, but free games is worth it m 0 l spp85 a b U Graphics card November 23, 2012 3:35:14 AM If you plan to overclock, 7950 is the better choice as you can make 7950 close to the radeon 7970's performance . If no overclock and wanted a good performance at a low cost 7870 is okay. m 0 l klagera November 23, 2012 10:24:47 AM Thanks for replaying guys..but I think everyone is leaning towards the 7950, screw the budget then m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGTX 760 vs 7950 vs 7870 XT Forum SolvedVTX3D 7870 Tahiti LE vs Club3D 7950 13series Forum Solvedi5 with HD7950 or i7 with HD7870 Forum Solvedwhat performs better a R9-280 or AMD 7870-7950 Forum SolvedIs the Sapphire 7950 worth $20 more than the Sapphire 7870? Forum Solved7950 vs 7870? Forum SolvedHD7870 XT Tahiti or HD7950 and CPU bottleneck? Forum SolvedCrossfire a msi radeon hd 7870 & msi radeon hd 7950 Forum SolvedRadeon 7870 vs Radeon 7950 on a 1600x900 Monitor Forum SolvedShould I Crossfire two 7870's ghz OC, or buy a single 7950? Forum SolvedSapphire Radeon HD 7870 vs. 7950 - Worth a difference of $100? Forum Solved~$500 build i5 4570 w/ 7870xt or athlon x4 760k w/ 7950 for BF4 Forum Solved7950 or 7870? Forum SolvedI built my brother a brand new gaming pc on a budget, R7 260x, 7950 7870 or 7850? On a 650watt psu? Forum Solved7950, 7870, 7850, or crossfire my 7770? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !